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contraer

  
a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
  [+obligación]  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer matrimonio
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
v.
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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"contraer": examples and translations in context
La celebración de la Conferencia de Examen debería ser la ocasión de contraer nuevos compromisos. The forthcoming Review Conference should provide an opportunity for States to enter into new commitments.
Las partes no ponen especial interés en contraer acuerdos. The social partners are not terribly keen to enter into agreements.
Los niños pueden contraer graves trastornos pulmonares. Children can get very serious lung ailments from them.
Estoy pensando qué enfermedad podría contraer. I'm already thinking about what kind of sickness I can get.
Hay muchas más maneras de contraer mono. There are plenty of other ways to contract mono.
La comunidad internacional debe encontrar los medios de contraer esos círculos de exclusión. The international community must find ways to contract those circles of exclusion.
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